Thursday, December 23, 2021

Friday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Mixed After U.S. Rally to Record High: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Shares edge up, dollar set for worst week since Sept as Omicron fears ebb

[Reuters] Turkish lira eyes best week on record as holidays subdue trading

[Reuters] Oil prices ease, focus shifts to next OPEC+ move

[AP] Omicron is latest blow to pandemic-weary front-line workers

[Reuters] One in 10 Londoners are likely infected with COVID: ONS models

[UK Independent] Covid: Record 1.7 million people in UK infected last week

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Pushes Back on Strong Yuan With Record Run of Weak Fixings

[CNBC] Meme stocks, SPAC craze and a $100 million deli: It was a wild year in the market

[Reuters] Analysis: Record IPO binge in 2021 leaves investors hung over

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Shares Fall for Fifth Week; Developer Bonds: Evergrande Update

[Reuters] Satellite images show Russia still building up forces near Ukraine

[Bloomberg] Turkish Minister Concedes Lira Rally Decimated Small Investors

[Bloomberg] China Punishes Local Officials as Covid Still Spreads in Xi’an

[WSJ] U.S. Airlines Cancel Flights as Omicron Disruptions Grow

[WSJ] Omicron Pushes U.K. to Stay Home Even Without a Government Lockdown

[WSJ] Europe’s Industrial Firms Flash Warning on Energy Costs

[FT] ETF assets close to $10tn after second year of record growth

Thursday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stock Rally May Continue in Asia After U.S. Record: Markets Wrap 

[CNN] The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant

[Reuters] Japan's core consumer prices rise at fastest pace in nearly 2 years

[Reuters] Russian mercenaries deploy to eastern Ukraine - sources

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rise on Economic Optimism; Treasuries Fall: Markets Wrap 

[AP] Consumer prices up 5.7% over past year, fastest in 39 years

[MSN/WP] In highly vaccinated New England, hospitals are under unprecedented strain as coronavirus surges

[Reuters] Pre-Christmas Omicron surge leads to record new British COVID cases

[Reuters] U.S. new home sales race to seven-month high in November